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Mother's Secrets

How A Mother's Shame Can Morph Over Time

Jane Isay | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Jane Isay

As I walked out of my mother's room in Mt. Sinai hospital that summer day in 1982, I ran into my cousin, who was a surgical resident on her floor. My mother was recovering from the second surgery in six months. The cancer could not be stopped.